The Niche Meat Processor Network is designed to bring industry together and collectively enhance food safety when it comes to the preparation of charcuterie style meat. Old world preparation and preserving is becoming more and more popular, but our current health standards don't always apply to curing and fermenting meat. With this network, we'll ensure producers, processors, butcher shops, and abattoirs have the resources, information, and support they need to produce a delicious, but ultimately safe product.


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Objectives:

  • Food safety regulations around cured meat will be known and presented in a course for producers of these meats
  • The Agriculture & Food Council (AFC) will foster connections; ensuring resources and support exists within the network for charcuterie style meat production
  •  AFC will bring different facets of the industry including Alberta Health Services, culinary schools, abattoirs, butcher shops, and any person/business dabbling in cured and fermented niche meat markets

Bringing industry together to enhance food safety